The Pakistan Navy (PN) commissioned a dredging vessel and its accompanying two barges in a ceremony held on 15 March at the naval dockyard in Karachi, according to a statement issued by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media wing of the Pakistani military.
Backhoe dredger Rah Kusha and split hopper barges Tarseel 1 and 2 were built for the PN at China’s Tianjin Shipyard. The ship has now joined the Chinese-built 85.3 m-long dredging vessel Behr Kusha , which entered service with the PN in 2008, according to Jane’s Fighting Ships.
According to ISPR, Rah Kusha can dredge in proximity of jetties and berths where other conventional dredging means are less effective.
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